Memorandum: Employment of Japanese

Memorandum: Employment of Japanese


Title Proper RG2 A-5-B REEL C-04875 FILE D ITEM 1
Date(s) 1943
General material designation
This item contains a textual record.
Scope and content
This item is memorandum, dated 08 March 1943, concerning the employment of those of the Japanese race in the lumber industry in British Columbia. The Chiefs of Staff recommended that though there is objection to their employment in the protected area, the same objection does not apply outside the protected area "provided that adequate control and supervision are established particularly in the summer months when there is increase fire hazard." This recommendation was approved.
Name of creator
Canada. Privy Council Office created this archive.
Immediate source of acquisition
The digital copies of the records were acquired by the Landscapes of Injustice Research Collective between 2014 and 2018.
The digitization level of this record is unknown.



Memorandum: Employment of Japanese
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